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Expert Reviewers

Why is expert review important?

Expert review is the process where experts review the work of other researchers in the same topic area of discipline to ensure that the scientific integrity of the work is upheld. Expert reviewers are primarily involved in assessing applications for research funding and form a crucial part of the funding decision process.  However, expert reviewers are also involved in assessing research articles pending publication in academic journals, in addition to reviewing research project reports and extension requests for ongoing projects. Expert review is highly valuable throughout all stages of the research process as it ensures that the scrutiny of the work is conducted objectively, allowing the researcher to consider the wider implications of the work that is conducted and where possible improvements to quality and validity can be made.

Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) adheres to the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) principles of expert review and we are continuously seeking new expert reviewers from a range of pharmacy, health service, medical and methodological backgrounds to be involved in the expert review process. We have a range of funding schemes that we operate and would benefit from further expertise through expert review, extending from our PhD Studentship Awards to our partnership awards.

PRUK are looking to widen the pool of expert reviewers to ensure access to expertise across a broad range of topics within pharmacy research.  We are seeking to recruit volunteers with pharmacy, health services research, social science, medical and methodological backgrounds.

If you are interested in becoming an expert reviewer for PRUK please fill out a Expert Reviewer Expression of Interest Form and email it to office@pharmresuk.org.uk.